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Infrastructure in Indonesia

With the support of Export Development Canada (EDC), the Canada-ASEAN Business Council hosted the Infrastructure in Indonesia breakfast seminar at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 29, between 8am and 11am. Mr. Klaus Houben (Chief Representative, Southeast Asia, Export Development Canada) gave his opening remarks The event was attended by about 60 attendees, including Canadian Ambassador [...]

Infrastructure in Indonesia 2018-12-10T07:37:09+00:00

Takeaways from CABC Trade Dialogue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau PC MP recently concluded his visit to South East Asia including Singapore for the ASEAN Summit and Papua New Guinea for the APEC meetings. In line with Canada’s trade diversification agenda, Trudeau’s Asia trip, accompanied by Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr PC MP, aimed to forge [...]

Takeaways from CABC Trade Dialogue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 2018-11-23T10:03:24+00:00

Energy Insights: Takeaways from the CABC Canada Spotlight

The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) was held earlier this month and brought together key players throughout the energy value chain.  While I focused on the main forum and Gas Asia Summit (GAS), there were programmes and exhibition halls dedicated to the renewable and downstream sectors as well. First, I want to comment on [...]

Energy Insights: Takeaways from the CABC Canada Spotlight 2018-11-21T07:06:10+00:00

The Canada-ASEAN Story: Perspectives from the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC)

Since 2012, the CABC has been working to grow commercial opportunities and facilitate the creation of a sustainable and prosperous Canada-ASEAN economic relationship. Despite the current global trading environment of growing protectionism, Canada and ASEAN are well-positioned to stand together as champions of open trade. Allow me to share some of our observations over [...]

The Canada-ASEAN Story: Perspectives from the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) 2018-10-15T04:07:16+00:00

Energy Insights: Gas is Good

Natural Gas Prices (CAD/MMBTU – June 2018) It is difficult to compete on a global scale when Canadian natural gas producers receive 9-12x less than Asia and 2-4x less than their neighbor to the south.  As a result, the return from Canadian producers has underperformed relative to the rest of the industry. Canada Natural [...]

Energy Insights: Gas is Good 2018-10-15T03:59:15+00:00

Energy Insights – The Energy Landscape in Canada & ASEAN

The Energy Landscape in Canada & ASEAN Let’s start with Canada, where there is an abundance of space and natural resources.  Here, it is not uncommon for the word ‘energy’ to be synonymous with ‘oil & gas’, the two commodities which supply the nation with over 65% of its primary energy supply.  This number [...]

Energy Insights – The Energy Landscape in Canada & ASEAN 2018-09-27T02:26:39+00:00

Update on SMU School of Law Research Project on ASEAN Legal Barriers

SMU School of Law Research Project on ASEAN Legal BarriersResearchers at the Law School of the Singapore Management University (SMU) have been working with the Canada-ASEAN Business Council’s (CABC) support since late 2016 on a project which examines legal barriers faced by businesses operating in ASEAN member States. The objective is to produce recommendations which [...]

Update on SMU School of Law Research Project on ASEAN Legal Barriers 2018-01-22T04:40:09+00:00

Canadian SEOM Consultation

 Dr. Shawn WatsonCEO, Senescence Life SciencesSME Chair, Canada-ASEAN Business CouncilI recently attended the Canada – ASEAN Senior Economic Officials (SEOM) meeting on July 5th in Cebu, Philippines on behalf of the CABC as SME Chair. The event was attended by ASEAN delegations from each of the ten nations, as well as Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN, [...]

Canadian SEOM Consultation 2018-06-29T11:18:34+00:00